(1961 -) 44th and current President of the United States (2009-present). Autograph note signed as President, on 3½ x 5½ in. note card with embossed gilt Presidential Seal at top and "The President" engraved at the bottom. The President writes, "Please excuse Aaron…he was with me! Barack Obama."
Aaron, an elementary school student in Tucson, Arizona, skipped school on January 12, 2011 to attend a speech delivered by the President at the "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" memorial which was held on the University of Arizona campus. The speech, which is considered one of the most important given by President Obama, honored the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting which killed six people and injured 13 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was the target of the gunman. Aaron asked the President to write an excuse for him to show his teacher when he returned to school, and this is what he received!
Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000